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One person dead following North Charleston shooting

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One man was shot dead early Friday in a North Charleston parking lot.

Officers were called at 1:20 a.m. to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of 7477 Northside Drive, said Deputy Chief Scott Deckard, a North Charleston police spokesman. 

"Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound and began to provide lifesaving aid," Deckard said. "Despite the efforts of the first responders, the victim died of his injuries on-scene."

Investigators identified a person of interest but no charges have been filed Friday afternoon. 

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 25-year-old Dontarius Pringle of North Charleston. 

The shooting is the 23rd homicide in North Charleston police jurisdiction and the 64th in the tri-county so far in 2020, according to a Post and Courier database. 

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call the North Charleston Police Department at 843-740-2800.

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Reach Gregory Yee at 843-937-5908. Follow him on Twitter @GregoryYYee.

Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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